Upfront Summit

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February
26
27
12
00
pm
11
30
pm
February
27
11
30
pm
Date TBD
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What:

Annual technology and investor conference


Attendees: 

Top entrepreneurs from LA and our network nationwide, plus a select group of tech investors and other industry leaders

Schedule 2/26 (LPs and VCs only)

LP Meeting and Lunch at the Luxe Hotel (map)

LP / VC Conference at The Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum (map)

LP / VC Cocktails and Dinner at Bestia (map) - round trip transportation from museum provided 

Schedule 2/27 

Continental breakfast and registration Sponsored by PwC

Opening Remarks

Investing in Los Angeles - What You Need to Know
Nate Redmond, Dana Settle, Jeremy Liew, Yves Sisteron; moderated by Stephen Hughes

A Discussion on the Mobile Social Breakthrough of Los Angeles

Sam Teller interviews Michael Heyward (Founder and CEO of Whisper)

Derek Anderson interviews Sean Rad (Founder and CEO of Tinder)

Zachary Karabell, Global Head of Strategy at Envestnet (NYSE:ENV, Upfront Portfolio Company) 

Leading Indicators - A Short History of Numbers that Rule our World

As a society we make major economic decisions on leading indicators such as GDP, unemployment, inflation and trade figures but where do they come from and how accurate are they? Zachary will share findings from his new book and the history of these indicators and their limitations in an era of big data .

Portfolio Highlights - Early Stage

Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler - Tangible Play

Sam Rosen - MakeSpace

Sports and the Changing Media and Technology Landscape

Ryan Spoon, Greg Isaacs, Bryan Perez, Kip Levin; moderated by Greg Bettinelli

Nick Halstead, Founder and CTO of Datasift

The largest companies in the world are now using real-time & social data to drive decisions at a faster pace than their competitors. Social data now plays a major role in law enforcement, anti-terrorism, eCommerce merchandising and even legal cases. Hear how billions of records are being processed in realtime and where this industry is heading as we add images, geo-location, sentiment and other factors into the mix.

Coffee Break

Breakout Discussions

Lunch and Networking - Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank

Maynard Webb, Chairman of Yahoo, Board member of Salesforce, former COO of eBay

A fireside chat with Mark Suster

Portfolio Highlights - Growth Stage

Ophir Tanz - GumGum

Ynon Kreiz - Maker Studios

Digital Media and Video in the Online Era

Thomas Gewecke, Ross Levinsohn, Kevin Mayer, Kelly Day; moderated by Mark Terbeek

Breakout Discussions

Steven Dietz, Partner at Upfront Ventures

State of the Los Angeles Venture Capital and Technology Markets

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

A fireside chat with Mark Suster

How Social and Digital Media are Changing Comedy
Kevin Smith, Aisha TylerOlga Kay; moderated by Ben Gleib

Special Guests

A few more people from the entertainment industry stop by to discuss how their work intersects with digital and social media

Cocktails and Dinner reception at the Grammy Museum and Terrace (round trip transportation from The Ace Hotel provided) - Sponsored by Fenwick & West

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